1994 Arizona Cardinals season

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1994 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coach Buddy Ryan
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Sun Devil Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1993 1995

The 1994 Arizona Cardinals season was the team's 75th season with the National Football League and the seventh season in Arizona. Buddy Ryan became the 32nd head coach in Cardinals history. After being given a large share of the credit for the success of the Houston Oilers in 1993, Ryan was named head coach of the Arizona Cardinals in 1994. Also named general manager of the Cardinals, Ryan went 8–8 his first year.

The Cardinals finished the season ranked third in the NFL in total defense, although it allowed only two fewer points in 1994 than they did in 1993. An anemic offense, one which saw three quarterbacks start at least one game, held the team back. Arizona scored 89 points fewer in 1994 than it did in 1993, and it finished with a minus-32 point differential after finishing at plus-57 in 1993.

Arizona lost its first two games by a combined five points, then were shut out 32–0 by the Cleveland Browns. The Cardinals recovered to enter the final week of the season with a shot at the playoffs, but those hopes were ended by a 10–6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1994 NFL Draft
1994 Arizona Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Jamir Miller *  Linebacker UCLA
2 38 Chuck Levy  Running back Arizona
3 76 Rich Braham  Center West Virginia
3 89 Eric England  Defensive end Texas A&M
4 107 Perry Carter  Defensive back Southern Miss
4 113 John Reece  Defensive back Nebraska
4 115 Terry Irving  Linebacker McNeese State
5 139 Anthony Redmon  Guard Auburn
6 172 Terry Samuels  Tight end Kentucky
7 204 Frank Harvey  Running back Georgia
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bob Rogucki

Roster[edit]

1994 Arizona Cardinals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends


Offensive linemen


Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–12
32,969
2 September 11, 1994 New York Giants L 20–17
60,066
3 September 18, 1994 at Cleveland Browns L 32–0
62,818
4 Bye
5 October 2, 1994 Minnesota Vikings W 17–7
67,950
6 October 9, 1994 at Dallas Cowboys L 38–3
64,518
7 October 16, 1994 at Washington Redskins W 19–16
50,019
8 October 23, 1994 Dallas Cowboys L 28–21
71,023
9 October 30, 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers W 20–17
65,690
10 November 6, 1994 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–7
64,952
11 November 13, 1994 at New York Giants W 10–9
71,719
12 November 20, 1994 Philadelphia Eagles W 12–6
62,779
13 November 27, 1994 Chicago Bears L 19–16
65,922
14 December 4, 1994 at Houston Oilers W 30–12
39,821
15 December 11, 1994 Washington Redskins W 17–15
53,790
16 December 18, 1994 Cincinnati Bengals W 28–7
50,110
17 December 24, 1994 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–6
35,311

Game summaries[edit]

Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Cardinals 0 0 3 7 10
Giants 7 2 0 0 9

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Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 3 0 3 6
• Cardinals 3 3 3 3 12

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Week 15[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 3 0 9 15
• Cardinals 7 0 0 10 17

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Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 414 248 L1
New York Giants 9 7 0 .563 279 305 W6
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 235 267 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 9 0 .438 308 308 L7
Washington Redskins 3 13 0 .188 320 412 W1

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Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994 Arizona Cardinals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-May-18.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jul-06.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jul-06.
  5. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 378. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 291
  7. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 453

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